With the 2011 CrossFit Games Regionals Workouts announced ahead of the competition this year, we are fortunate enough to get a chance to break down some of the key gymnastics movements for you with some final coaching tips and cues. In this video, Carl talks about the Handstand Push Up, and how to take it from chest against the wall as you've trained with the GWOD and skill transfer doing it with your to back against the wall.
All the practice you've had with chest against the wall to emphasize initiating movement through sending your shoulders forward into the tripod position is KEY even with your back against the wall, not only to maximize power but also to preserve your form and not over extend under load or fatigue. That said, setup proper and find your ideal shoulder position so you can move fluidly between a lockout and tripod position. Trust your training to make every rep count.